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Conquering Kilimanjaro for WhizzKids United

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Theo Mitchell (centered) will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for WhizzKids United
Theo Mitchell (centered) will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for WhizzKids United

Everyday my organization WhizzKids United interacts with beautiful children in South Africa that daily must climb over a mountain of obstacles. From avoiding the traps of poverty to the pitfalls of HIV and AIDS, many adolescents are constantly faced with challenges that potentially hinder their full development. Although my organization works endlessly to support the youth, no child should ever have to endure such heartbreaking realities such as lack of education, guidance or hunger.

My name is Theo Mitchell and I want to step up my efforts within the organization. For my personal fundraising project, I have decided to start an effort called “Conquering Kilimanjaro for WhizzKids United.” On February 14, 2012, I will go to Tanzania and climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa that stands at 5,895m. My climb will be dedicated to WhizzKids United and the children that utilize our adolescent-friendly health centre, the WhizzKids United Health Academy, in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg.

The purpose of my project is to raise a total of 8,000ZAR either by monetary value or physical gifts by the end of February 2012. 100% of the funds or gifts will go directly to the WhizzKids United Health Academy and their Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Feeding Programme. My expenses for the travel to Tanzania and my climb are already self-financed. My focus is strictly on the fundraising target in which I ask for your support in one of two ways:

  • You can deposit money into this account here (for our US supporters) or here (for our UK and International supporters).
  • Or you can deliver goods to the WhizzKids United office on 40 Clarence Road, Greyville, Durban, 4001, South Africa.  

I am very excited for the opportunity to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. But, what makes me even more motivated is the chance to further support the children of South Africa to climb over their own personal mountains. I thank you for reading this message and I sincerely hope that you can support me conquering Kilimanjaro for WhizzKids United.




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